In 1996, The Peyton Anderson Foundation enabled a group of visionary corporate and civic leaders to establish a non-profit, public-private partnership called NewTown Macon. The goal was to restore and re-establish downtown Macon as a thriving center of economic, cultural, and social activity. For over 15 years, NewTown has been providing Macon with leadership, planning, and support toward this goal. The community has responded by investing over $350 million to improve downtown. To view a list of Accomplishments click here.

Our 2014-2015 annual report and audit are also available online.


NewTown Macon is a non-profit organization dedicated to implementing the community’s vision of a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous plan for revitalizing downtown Macon, Georgia.

Projects & Affiliates

NewTown’s work in downtown is focused on three areas: Increasing Residents, Growing Jobs, and Creating a Sense of Place. Read NewTown’s 2014-2015 Annual Report

As you look through the website, you will find that many of the activities you enjoy – walking along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, playing at Amerson Water Works Park, taking in a concert at Cox Capital Theatre, or just being inspired by a restored building – are NewTown projects.

Join NewTown

As NewTown looks ahead to the next five years, we need your ideas, your involvement, and your investment. Please consider making a charitable gift to NewTown to accelerate downtown’s revitalization. Make a gift today here.

Downtown’s Future

What if every block in downtown Macon could be transformed like this? With your help NewTown can restore our city to its former glory, one block at a time.